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British Army - Volunteer Movement Regimental Medal: 4th Dorset Volunteer Artillery Corps Prize Medal. Silver. 'For Best Carbine Shot'

Note: The 4th Dorset Artillery Volunteer Corps - a Coastal Artillery unit with Headquarters at 'Weymouth', was a Volunteer Corps of the Volunteer Movement that was established in 1859. 1899 the unit was restyled as a unit of the Royal Garrison Artillery Volunteers, and in 1908 the descendent unit became a part of the Territorial Force. By August 1914, the Dorset Royal Garrison Artillery comprised 8 Companies spread over; Weymouth, Poole, Swanage and Portland

Dimension: Approx 38mm

Suspension: Ball and ring suspension

Metal: Silver

Weight: Approx 33g

Obverse: A military camp scene with bivouacs in background. In centre field a standing Artillery volunteer wearing Busby and cradling a 'Carbine', with a cannon behind and cannon balls and rammers in lower front field

Reverse: A full wreath of laurel with central engraved inscription on 4 x lines '4th, Dorset A. V., Best, Carbine Shot' Regimental insignia of the Sherwood Foresters with 'Kings Crown'

A scarce and attractive Victorian era item of local Dorset military history

Condition: GVF

Code: 19329Price: 100.00 GBP


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British Army Regimental Medal: 1st Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantry Regimental Medal. Silver. 'For Signalling'. Dated 1897

Important: 1st Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantry served Hong Kong Colony 1892-1894 (the battalion entitled to the scarce Hong Kong Plague Medal) later transferring to India (1894-1903)

Dimension: Approx 45mm

Suspension: Ball and ring suspension

Metal: Silver

Weight: Approx 54g

Obverse: Centre with regimental insignia surrounded by battle honours with broad circular legend band around '1st Btn. King's Shropshire Lt. Infy. LIII'

Reverse: In centre a wreath of laurel with 'Victorian' crown on top and below engraved 'Won By'. This surrounded by a broad legend band engraved 'Signalling 1897'

A most handsome and substantial regimental medal

Condition: Toned GVF

Code: 19330Price:


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British Army Regimental Medal: Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) Regimental Medal. Silver (Pte. W. Poundsford). Post 1902 issue

Note: Sherwood Foresters (late 45th & 95th Foot) was an Infantry Regiment of the British Army formed in 1881. In 1902 the regiment was restyled Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment).

Dimension: Approx 38mm

Suspension: Claw and ornate swivel scroll suspension

Metal: Silver

Weight: Approx 38g

Obverse: Regimental insignia of the Sherwood Foresters with 'Kings Crown'

Reverse: A laurel wreath with arched central inscription, engraved 'Pte. W. Poundsford'

Condition: Toned GVF

Code: 19325Price: 65.00 GBP


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British Army Regimental Medal: Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) Regimental Medal. Silver (with Birmingham hallmarks for 1919). With clasp 'E.E.F. Comd. Rifle Meeting' (No. 4963055 Pte. F. Rodgers). 1922 issue

Note: Sherwood Foresters (late 45th & 95th Foot) was an Infantry Regiment of the British Army formed in 1881. In 1902 the regiment was restyled Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment).

Important: The recipient was serving with 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derby Regiment), which battalion was serving with the 'Egyptian Expeditionary Force' in Egypt & Turkey in 1922. The recipeints unique Army Number is in the regimental block issued 'from' 1920,

Dimension: Approx 38mm

Suspension: Claw and ornate swivel scroll suspension

Metal: Silver

Weight: Approx 35g (inc riband and mounting brooch)

Obverse: Regimental insignia of the Sherwood Foresters with 'Kings Crown'

Reverse: A laurel wreath with arched central inscription, engraved 'Light Gun Competition No. 4963055 Pte. F. Rodgers'

Clasp: Silver slip on clap engraved 'E.E.F. Comd. Rifle Meeting'

The original silk riband in the regimental colours and attached to a mounting bar retaining the hinged pin and clasp fittings, as issued

Condition: Loose claw. Toned GVF

Code: 19326Price: 75.00 GBP


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British Army Regimental Medal: Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) Regimental Medal. Silver (With Birmingham hallmarks for 1919). With clasp 'Boxing - 1922' (L/Cpl G. Booth)

Note: Sherwood Foresters (late 45th & 95th Foot) was an Infantry Regiment of the British Army formed in 1881. In 1902 the regiment was restyled Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment).

Important: The recipient, Lance-Corporal G. Booth, was a member of 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derby Regiment), which battalion was serving with the 'Egyptian Expeditionary Force' in Egypt & Turkey in 1922

Dimension: Approx 38mm

Suspension: Claw and ornate swivel scroll suspension

Metal: Silver

Weight: Approx 36g (inc riband and mounting brooch)

Obverse: Regimental insignia of the Sherwood Foresters with 'Kings Crown'

Reverse: A laurel wreath with arched central inscription, engraved 'L/Cpl G. Booth'

Clasp: Silver slip on clasp engraved 'Boxing - 1922'

The original silk riband in the regimental colours and attached to a mounting bar retaining the hinged pin and clasp fittings, as issued

Condition: GVF

Code: 19327Price: 85.00 GBP


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British Army Regimental Medal: Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) Regimental Medal. Silver (Pte E. O'Dowd). Post 1902 issue

Note: Sherwood Foresters (late 45th & 95th Foot) was an Infantry Regiment of the British Army formed in 1881. In 1902 the regiment was restyled Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment).

Dimension: Approx 38mm

Suspension: Claw and ornate swivel scroll suspension

Metal: Silver

Weight: Approx 29g

Obverse: Regimental insignia of the Sherwood Foresters with 'Kings Crown'

Reverse: A laurel wreath with arched central inscription, engraved 'Pte. E. O'Dowd'

Condition: 2 x edge nicks toned VF

Code: 19328Price: 65.00 GBP


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British Army Volunteer Force Regimental Medal: 2nd Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) Regimental Medal. Silver & enamel. Issued 1902-1908

Note: Sherwood Foresters (late 45th & 95th Foot) was an Infantry Regiment of the British Army formed in 1881. In 1902 the regiment was restyled Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment).

Important: The recipient, Lance-Corporal G. Booth, was a member of 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derby Regiment)

Dimension: Approx 32mm

Suspension: Double ring supension

Metal: Silver, with reverse Sterling Silver hallmarks and maker mark 'A.F.'

Weight: Approx 17g (inc riband)

Obverse: Regimental insignia of the Sherwood Foresters with 'Kings Crown'

Reverse: Circular legend '2nd Vol: Battn: The Sherwood Foresters

A scarce short lived regimental medal issue, 1902-1908

Condition: Toned about EF

Code: 19323Price:


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Earl of Reading’s Viceroy Presentation Medal 1921-1926. Silver issue (Zainab Jamal-ud-Din 1921

Dimension: 51mm

Suspension: Customized silver hanger suspension (one arm sprung)

Obverse: Coat of Arms of Lord Reading

Reverse: Raised inscription on 3x lines 'Presented by the Earl of Reading, Viceroy of India to' and below the recipients engraved name 'Zainab Jamal-ud-Din, and year date 1921'. The inscpription and naming flanked on both sides by tropical trees and on top a representation of the GCSI breast star upon whch is the order's motto 'Heavens Light Our Guide'

The recipient was an Indian lady of the Muslim faith, who received her medal in 1921 - and a very scarce instance of a medal named to a female recipient

Note: The early Viceroys medals were generally issued without suspensions - and there was never any approved riband authorised for wear with the medal throughout the history of the entire series. Later issues of the medal were fitted with suspension rings, but again no ribands were issued. The awards were generally awarded after long lengths of service, and or at retirement, amd recipients either serving, or retired could at their discretion fit their awards with ribands, and or mountings as they preferred. Reference 'Orders and Medals Miscellany of Honours 1985', and the artiile 'Viceroys and the Viceroy's Medals: Part 2, by the late Judge Henry Pownall for details and illustrations of these rare and highly prized awards of the British Raj. In the articles referred to, there appears illustrations of recipients wearing their awards, including 'Bahadur', a Native Headman, who wears a 'Linlithgow' medal on his chest suspended from an unusually long broad riband, with broad light centre and dark borders, while another recipient 'Nazir Ahmed', a Barber, in his livery, is shown wearing a 'Mountbatten of Burma' medal which is 'sans' riband and attached to his emroidered dress 'Kurta' by hooks!

A very scarce seen 'Viceroy Medal' named to a female recipient

Condition: Hairlines, rim & test marks, otherwise VF

Code: 18937Price: 425.00 GBP


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Earl of Willingdon’s Viceroy Presentation Medal 1931-1936. Silver

Un-named and un-marked

Dimension: 51mm

Suspension: Silver claw and swivel ring

Obverse: Conjoined busts of Lord and Lady Willingdon, with legend

Reverse: The Coat of Arms of Lord Willingdon

Note: The early Viceroys medals were generally issued without suspensions - and there was never any approved riband authorised for wear with the medal throughout the history of the entire series. Later issues of the medal were fitted with suspension rings, but again no ribands were issued. The awards were generally awarded after long lengths of service, and or at retirement, amd recipients either serving, or retired could at their discretion fit their awards with ribands, and or mountings as they preferred. Reference 'Orders and Medals Miscellany of Honours 1985', and the artiile 'Viceroys and the Viceroy's Medals: Part 2, by the late Judge Henry Pownall for details and illustrations of these rare and highly prized awards of the British Raj. In the articles referred to, there appears illustrations of recipients wearing their awards, including 'Bahadur', a Native Headman, who wears a 'Linlithgow' medal on his chest suspended from an unusually long broad riband, with broad light centre and dark borders, while another recipient 'Nazir Ahmed', a Barber, in his livery, is shown wearing a 'Mountbatten of Burma' medal which is 'sans' riband and attached to his emroidered dress 'Kurta' by hooks!

Very Scarce

Condition: About EF

Code: 18936Price: 325.00 GBP


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Earl of Willingdon’s Viceroy Presentation Medal 1931-1936 . Bronze issue (Nathoo Ram, Cooly, 1936)

Dimension: 51mm

Suspension: Bronze claw with ring

Obverse: Conjoined busts of Lord and Lady Willingdon, with legend

Reverse: The Coat of Arms of Lord Willingdon

The recipient Nathoo Ram was an Indian of the Hindu faith, employed as a 'Cooly' (Labourer), who was decorated with the medal in 1936

Note: The early Viceroys medals were generally issued without suspensions - and there was never any approved riband authorised for wear with the medal throughout the history of the entire series. Later issues of the medal were fitted with suspension rings, but again no ribands were issued. The awards were generally awarded after long lengths of service, and or at retirement, amd recipients either serving, or retired could at their discretion fit their awards with ribands, and or mountings as they preferred. Reference 'Orders and Medals Miscellany of Honours 1985', and the artiile 'Viceroys and the Viceroy's Medals: Part 2, by the late Judge Henry Pownall for details and illustrations of these rare and highly prized awards of the British Raj. In the articles referred to, there appears illustrations of recipients wearing their awards, including 'Bahadur', a Native Headman, who wears a 'Linlithgow' medal on his chest suspended from an unusually long broad riband, with broad light centre and dark borders, while another recipient 'Nazir Ahmed', a Barber, in his livery, is shown wearing a 'Mountbatten of Burma' medal which is 'sans' riband and attached to his emroidered dress 'Kurta' by hooks!

Verys scarce

Condition: About EF

Code: 18935Price: 285.00 GBP

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